Charlie Hewitt

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Nationally known for his dynamic, imaginative paintings, sculpture, prints, and neon constructions, Charlie Hewitt now lives in Yarmouth and works in Portland, ME. Hewitt grew up in Lewiston, ME, and the mill-working community continues to exert a strong influence on the artist. Hewitt's work often indirectly references the community's values and a culture centered on the church, family, and work.

Hewitt's work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Library of Congress, Portland Museum of Art, and Bates College Museum of Art. Lately, Hewitt has created public art, installing his "Urban Rattle" series of sculpture along the High Line in New York City, as well as In Portland and Lewiston. Most recently, he unveiled his "Hopeful" sign in Portland at Speedwell Projects.


Grant & Awards

1998 - New York State Foundation for the Arts, Painting
1997 - New York State Foundation for the Arts, Printing
1974 - New York State Council on the Arts, CAPS Grant

Collections

  • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

  • Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

  • The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

  • The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

  • MIT, List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA

  • The Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME

  • Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, ME

  • Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME

  • Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME

  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME

  • The Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Ithaca, NY

  • The New York Public Library, New York, NY

  • The Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC

  • The Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA

  • Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

  • Dillard Weatherspoon Museum, Greensboro, NC

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017
    Heather Gaudio Fine Art, New Canaan, CT

  • 2016
    Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY

  • 2014
    Charlie Hewitt: White Light, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY

  • 2012
    Woodcuts, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT
    Greenwich Art Council, Greenwich, CT
    Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY

  • 2010
    Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY
    Icon Gallery, Brunswick, ME

  • 2008
    Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY

  • 2007
    Witney Art Works, Portland, ME

  • 2006
    Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME
    Olin Arts Center, Bates College, Lewiston, ME

  • 2004
    Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY

  • 2001
    Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY

  • 1998
    Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY
    Arden Gallery, Boston, MA

  • 1997
    June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, ME
    Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY